Re: http charset labelling

Gavin Nicol (gtn@ebt.com)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:20:04 -0500


Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:20:04 -0500
From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Message-Id: <199602080720.CAA06117@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, keld@dkuug.dk, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <199602070320.MAA18632@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp> (message from Masataka Ohta on Wed, 7 Feb 96 12:20:06 JST)
Subject: Re: http charset labelling

>        8th bit of URL MUST be 0. Should a malformed URL is found,
>        its 8th bit MAY be masked to be 0. Otherwise the URL MUST
>        be rejected.
> 
>Then, non-ASCII URLs will disappear.

If anyone speaks to you in anything other than English, reject the
sentence. Quite an appealing idea.

>You can see that no people are using mail address with kanji, which
>is why we can communicate internationally.

I think that using legacy systems as justification for the design of
new systems is a very poor way to design software.